763.72119 P 43/284b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp )

For House from Polk. Department seriously concerned over revolutionary committees in Switzerland. Fear it would be difficult to adequately protect lives of peace delegates as we could not take in our own armed force.

McCall 2 came out for President election day and he is being held responsible for the defeat of Weeks in Massachusetts. Republicans bitter, particularly those from Massachusetts. Under circumstances permit me to call your attention to this fact as it might change your views. Feel strongly this situation to be serious, particularly as next [Page 158] Senate will be Republican. Don’t you think a western representative such as Borah might be desirable.

  1. Samuel W. McCall, Governor of Massachusetts, 1916–18.